Saturday, June 06, 2015

What's on tv

A walk down memory lane. On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of this docu/reality/adventure show, the creator and host, Frédéric Lopez, and one of the participants from 2009, Marianne James, talk about their experience. The show's concept is that Lopez takes a celebrity on an adventure in some far away land. The celebrity doesn't know where he/she is going until they get on the plane. An extraordinary and moving (for the celebrity) experience awaits. I've seen a few of these. They're not too bad, depending on where they go.

Frédéric Lopez should get his money back for that dye job.

What NOT to watch this week. Our tv magazine rates shows and movies using a star system: one star is ok, four stars is best. They use another symbol for really bad movies: the red dot. It means "à zapper" (change the channel!). The editors often include comments about the movie that make me laugh.

Another made-for-tv movie from the States. And another interpretation of the Grimm fairy tale we know as Sleeping Beauty.

La Belle au bois dormant : la malédiction (Sleeping Beauty: The Curse). American made-for-tv movie. Directed by Casper Van Dien, 2014.
With F. Jones, Grace Van Dien, C. Oxenberg, and O. d'Abo.
A prince learns that a princess has has been cursed to an eternal sleep. He goes off to her rescue.
Yet another version of this story filled with tired clichés and ridiculous dialogue.
For adults and children over 12.


  1. Jeez! "Sleeping Beauty: The Curse"? Is that supposed to be a clever new twist on the story/

  2. Those episodes " en terre inconnue" can be funny and edifying sometimes .

  3. mitch, beats the heck outta me!

    t.b., I've seen a few, and I agree.

  4. LOL I hardly watch any TV: most would be 'zapped'


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